If you’ve had to make a trip to the emergency room and ended up with a huge bill, you’re not alone. The average ER cost was $1,917 in 2016, but some people can find their bills run over $10,000!
Unlike insured patients who may pay a co-pay and co-insurance, you’ll receive a bill for the full cost of your ER visit without health insurance. This surprise can really hit you hard financially.
While you may feel tempted to ignore the bill, don’t! Avoiding the problem will make things worse as the hospital can turn you over to a collection agency.
Luckily, you have several options to pay for your ER visit with no insurance. In some cases, you might get your bill completely eliminated, but you can still save at least a little money.[Read more…]